CISSE™ celebrates its 27th year as the senior and premier conference on Cybersecurity Education. The conference will be held in Kennesaw, Georgia at Kennesaw State University, and online via Zoom Events, between November 1 - 3, 2023. Interested parties are invited to submit papers and posters, propose round tables, and submit relevant proposals for consideration of the Colloquium. Please visit the conference overview for details.
The Journal of the 26th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) represents a success of virtual conferencing as we look to meet in Kennesaw, Georgia next year in person, knowing with confidence that should circumstances change we will have continuity options online for members.
This journal embodies contributions of authors from around the world, as we collaborate to enhance the cyber resilience of society. Papers this year were aligned around the Conference theme Pedagogy for Cybersecurity across an increasing range of disciplines that ranged from teaching software defined networking and the use of virtual laboratories to the Internet of Things and the socio-psychological implications of cybersecurity.
The CISSE is a key gathering place for many of the leaders of the National Centers for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. The annual meeting has been continuous for 26 years and offers an opportunity for all educators to see the advances in the field of cybersecurity education. In addition, CISSE offers a particular welcome to young cybersecurity educators and offers a way of connecting and finding collaborative opportunities with those who have common research interests.
This year 21 Papers were accepted that came from across the US and internationally. The journal publishes all submitted papers of significant value to the Colloquium members and the field, after passing a peer review process and review by the Editorial Board.
This year's papers reflect innovative developments in the curricular and laboratory content, with more professional context to increase students’ level of engagement and vision for their future. Work on psychometrics, adversarial thinking, risk management, and social media reflect an expanding interdisciplinary dynamic within cybersecurity education that reflects both an increased maturity within cybersecurity analysis and pedagogical techniques. Gamification is also advancing and becoming more productive as it applies to tabletop exercises, cyber ranges, and hands-on labs.
The CISSE continues to use CrossRef for its DOIs and inclusion in research databases representing increased accessibility to our author’s research and will continue to be indexed on Google Scholar. All papers available through OpenJournal at cisse.info and papers use the IEEE template to increase our opportunities for follow-on publication opportunities. New this year is the use of ORCID numbers for all authors to make it easier for researchers to find CISSE authors as their professional circumstances change, and the requirement to use DOI links in citations.
We welcome the 2022 Conference on Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice (CCERP) as a separate track in the virtual conference this year with CISSE. A portion of their proceedings are published in a separate section within the hard copy of the Journal of the Colloquium. Thanks very much to Dr. Michael Whitman and Dr. Herbert Mattord for their amazing collaboration and generous offer to host the 27th Colloquium in Kennesaw, Georgia in November of 2023.
Copyright of the content remains in the hands of the authors, with free distribution encouraged. Usage requests in publication should be made directly to the authors.
The Editorial Board would like to thank all those who participated, in particular the journal’s Program Committee members who enabled the peer review process. This allowed us to maintain the high standards of the journal and improved the Editorial Board’s review process. Thanks to Erik Fretheim and Denise Kinsey for organizing the conference again this year. And thank you to the Board of Directors and Officers of the Colloquium, who provided essential leadership and guidance under Chairman & Co-founder William “Vic” Maconachy.
The Editorial Board:
Erik Moore, Editor-in-Chief
Dan Likarish, Associate Editor
Denise Kinsey, Associate Editor
Abhishek Parakh, Associate Editor
John Girard, Associate Editor
Andrew Belón, Production Editor